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Giant Bombcast 668: Professor Latency

New year, new Bombcast! We're back to talk Yakuza, Ghost of Tsushima Legends, Super Meat Boy Forever, the Fortnite shopping mall, the curious case of the Zelda Miis, running guns in Japan, and our annual attempt to answer the question: what is Star Citizen?

The Giant Bombcast is the world's most beloved video game podcast, and now it's available in video form.

Jan. 5 2021

Cast: Jeff, Brad, Ben, Jan

Posted by: Brad

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Whoa!

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I love ben's setup every week

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I LOVE Mac Tonight. He is one of my oldest possessions! Thanks for givin my man props!

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I'm kind of shocked that all four of these guys weren't aware that Mac Tonight (Moon Man) is on the ADL's database of hate symbols and banned from YouTube after it was adopted by America's alt-right / legions of white supremacists.

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Remember that time, like over a decade ago, when some white-supremacists tried to co-opt Mac Tonight? That was weird. Like a proto-Pepe the Frog.

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@mbr2: I did not know of this information. They can't take him. He is a gift to everyone.

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Sicker than your average podcast

22:04 - video games

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@homeslice: @mbr2:

I'm calling statute of limitations on Mac Tonight. We can reclaim him. As for Pepe, I can't believe people still use those emoticons all over the internet after that nazi dude got punched in the face 3 years ago but I hate it so much.

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@garwalk: @garwalk: Theres a documentary called "Feels Good Man" about Pepe the Frog and the artist who created the original and its absolutely fantastic, fully recommend it.

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Gotta say, not looking forward to a live goty. Chat is going to be a fucking nightmare.

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@royalghost said:

Gotta say, not looking forward to a live goty. Chat is going to be a fucking nightmare.

I've just started so maybe they address this but they really should just turn chat off and only allow for polls like Mary, Dan, and Mike did.

EDIT - Actually, now that I think about it, I think they had chat on, they just largely ignored it.

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+1 for VR Chat. Or Altspace? Is that still a thing?

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MoonMan has to be an SCP of some sort.

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We need a "Bomb Tonight"

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@homeslice: Jeff was saying quietly "maybe...maybe not Mac Tonite."

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@sethmode: I would hope they just ignore the chat though I like that only polls idea, maybe like emote only chat or something too. If it's just regular people I'm definitely avoiding it though

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In a Reddit comment Ben said they’ll be ignoring chat

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I don't know who's stupider. Alt right loon trolls that claim Mac Tonight as a symbol of hate or the idiots fear mongering at the ADL who just give it to them. I refuse to play this game.

MacTonight is a classic 80s icon.. of fast foodconsumerism. So, yeah. Classic 80s icon. I remember the McDonalds outside Disney World had a life size musical statue of him. I also met actor Doug Jones who played him at a con. He was the sweetest guy. He gave all his fans hugs. Though it was kinda like being grabbed by a gangly fish man as you'd imagine.

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@splodge: There's a really good Reply-All where they interview him. Super nice dude.

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So was anyone else really hoping for the return of Small Business Man when they saw that Squarespace slide pop up?

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is 1b to Hades' 1a for me. Glad Brad is getting into it, a real joy all the way through, despite a couple grind walls in the mid-to-late game.

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Remember when Nazis tried to take Mac Tonight?

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@highpriest: I'm always awaiting the return of the small business man

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This is the second time that Ben has referred to his dog as a 'doxshun' lol

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Good show this week.

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Jeff Gerstmann : "I want to be a toilet..."

Okay, no more hentai for you, Jeff.

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The fact that you can't bust a windshield up in Cyberpunk but you can dynamically destroy patio chairs makes me think they have a lot of fundamental engine upgrades just... turned off right now. Seems weird to have that attention to detail in one obscure place but not another more visible one.

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https://www.adl.org/education/references/hate-symbols/moon-man

What the fuck.

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I like super meat boy forever, been following the discord channel for the past year. They re-made the game from the beginning of 2019, and only developed it for PC and Switch and no plans for mobile. I think it's different, and at the beginning I was missing a stop button but after playing it more I realized it's cool how it is. And it's hard as hell. Also I don't think it will work on phones, the jump dash dive is too hard to pull off with touch in my opinion. I don't think they'll do a phone version.

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I

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@pop said:

I like super meat boy forever, been following the discord channel for the past year. They re-made the game from the beginning of 2019, and only developed it for PC and Switch and no plans for mobile. I think it's different, and at the beginning I was missing a stop button but after playing it more I realized it's cool how it is. And it's hard as hell.

I appreciate this context because I've been playing it and not loving it and was scratching my head at how it took so long to make what it is currently.

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My yearly update of Star Citizen: it's still money laundering.

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It was hard to tell if Brad realized that the reason the PS4 Pro stayed at $400 for four years was because it was a massive success for Sony. Demand for it from consumers never wavered at its launch price until now when the PS5 is out.

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Someone get Ben a medic.

Also, still can't process this "malls are dead" thing. Here around Chicago, many of them are jam-packed pretty regularly. Somewhere to go inside goes a long way when the weather's bad. Hell, even during covid they've been packed (to the point where we walked in and left after seeing how busy they are).

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I take it this comment section is ignorant of Saint Pepsi and that's okay.

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Jan with the last minute title.

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@waterfallvoyeur: That is absolutely the vibe I get from the cop behavior. Like whatever actual AI system they had still had some kinks to work out and when they ran out of time the choice became "turn it all off and just spawn them behind the player."

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More airsoft stories!!!!!!!

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I definitely need a gif of brad screwing on the silencer and holding the gun up on stream

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I wonder why @jeff doesn't play Half Life Alyx wirelessly in his backyard or something rather than try to play in the limited space by his PC. It takes a bit of light hackery, but it's not too difficult to setup Oculus Link to work over wifi. I've done it on the Quest 2 (not with Half Life, but other games) and it works really well.

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@genessee: Money laundering, or just a straight-up scam/grift?

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@genessee said:

My yearly update of Star Citizen: it's still money laundering.

The law of conservation of mass says that matter is neither created nor destroyed - it can only change forms. In that respect, I'd argue that Star Citizen is actually a scientific marvel - it literally takes something (money) and makes it into nothing. It violates all laws of physics and is beyond our comprehension.

Also, isn't there some enthusiast account here that posts semi-regular updates on the game in a "we're posting this here as a record in case of future litigation" kind of way? Maybe that's where to get the answer.

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@chucktowski: Thanks for implying I'm a white supremacist. You're cool.

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@pm_xenos: Those "loons" you try to pretend don't exist just invaded the Capitol, so maybe things are a bit bigger than you thought.